Head of Research & Development, SOLON Corporation
William Richardson heads Research & Development for SOLON Corporation, where he oversees module testing and product development as well as strategic management and evaluation of new technologies for the North American market. Prior to joining SOLON in 2008, Bill worked for Tucson Electric Power, where he developed a profound understanding of the challenges inherent in large-scale adoption of photovoltaics into the grid. In 2009, he implemented SOLON's North American Outdoor Testing Facility, where next-generation module, tracking and systems integration testing are conducted. Bill holds dual degrees in Renewable Natural Resources and Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, where he currently sits on the advisory board for the Material Sciences and Engineering Department.